Friday, October 4, 2013

It's been awhile

It's been a very busy period of time for me - at home (young son's wedding, vacation, etc.) and work (9-10 hour day today, for example).  And to top it off, when I got back from vacation, I came back to a Google notice that I'd missed the annual payment deadline for my blog.  I've exceeded the free storage capacity so have been paying $20/year for the privilege of having my blogs the last few years.  Since I missed the deadline, the cost would jump up to $4.99/month (I would have been grandfathered in at the $20 price).  If you do that math, that's a 200% increase.  I did not get a 200% raise this year. 

What it means is I can type all I want, but pix might be a problem.  Joe worked out a way that I might still be able to do pix so will give it a try.  If I can't upload pix, I may decide to change platforms.  A 200% increase just galls me on principle.   

Let's give it a try... here goes - let's see if a pix will upload.

Hey!  Looks like it worked!  If they block me out until I pay, as I said, I may change services if I'm mad enough.  We'll see how it goes.  If I do change, I will post the new location.

My raspberries were awesome this summer - again!  I love 'em.  One of a number of things I made - raspberry trifle, below.

 Joe's fish pond and our front garden snapdragons.  They were so pretty!

 Our kids!  Love these guys and girls - our sons and daughters-in-law.  Rhonwyn and Craig, Eric and Jessica.
 My long time, very good friend, Pam.  I finally was able to get her quilt to her!  I tell her we used to be 16 (i.e., slim with no grey hair or wrinkles).

1 comment:

  1. A 200% increase would bug me too! Your garden is very pretty, and your friend's quilt is lovely. Don't worry, we all used to be 16 once......great bunch of kids you have too, even if you didn't give birth to all of them.